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Trade brokers

Description

Code

3324

Description

Trade brokers buy and sell commodities and shipping services, usually in bulk, on behalf of their own company or for customers on a commission basis.
Tasks include -
(a) establishing contact between buyers and sellers of commodities;
(b) discussing buying or selling requirements of clients and giving advice accordingly;
(c) buying and selling cargo space on ships;
(d) negotiating purchase or sale of commodities and commodity futures;
(e) finding cargo and/or storage space for commodities and negotiating freight, shipping and storage charges;
(f) monitoring and analysing market trends and other factors affecting the supply and demand for commodities and shipping services.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Commodities broker
- Commodity futures dealer
- Shipping broker
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Finance broker - 3311
- Finance dealer - 3311
- Securities broker - 3311
- Securities dealer - 3311
- Insurance dealer - 3321

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